Structure and antiinflammatory activity relationships of wogonin derivatives
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A number of wogonin derivatives have been synthesized as congeners of wogonin and evaluated for their inhibitory activities of PGE2 production. Wogonin derivatives modified at the B ring of wogonin were obtained from 2,4-Dihydroxy-3,6-dimethoxyacetophenone (1)via several steps. Most wogonin derivatives exhibited much reduced inhibitory activities against COX-2 catalyzed PGE2 production compared to that of wogonin. Alkylation of 5,7-phenol groups and substitution at the B ring of wogonin generally caused reduction of inhibitory activity.
Key wordsWogonin derivatives COX-2 Prostaglandin production inhibition Anti-inflammatory activity
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